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- DescriptionBurdened by famine, the plague, and ecomic hardship in the 1500s, the troubled citizens of Milan, mindful of their mortality, turned toward the veneration of the Virgin Mary and the creation of evangelical groups in her name. By 1594 the diversity of these lay religious organizations reflected in microcosm the varied expressions of Marian devotion in the Italian peninsula. Using archival documents, meditation and music books, and icographical sources, Christine Getz examines the role of music in these Marian cults and confraternities in order to better understand the Church's efforts at using music to evangelize outside the confines of court and cathedral through its most popular saint. Getz reveals how the private music making within these cults, particularly among women, became the primary mode through which the Catholic Church propagated its ideals of femininity and motherhood.
- Author BiographyChristine Getz is Associate Professor of Musicology and Dean's Scholar at the University of Iowa.
- Author(s)Christine Getz
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication08/07/2013
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleMusic and the Early Modern Imagination
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note19 b&w illus., 15 music exx.
- Weight613 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine26 mm
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